Essex County Arts & Culture Summit

September 30, 2022 
9:00am - 2:00pm
The Cabot, Beverly

*Registration will open in early summer. 

ECCF and the Creative County initiative invite you to celebrate local arts and culture and the impact they make throughout our Essex County communities. Join us for this biennial event that convenes hundreds of artists, creators, community leaders and friends at the historic Cabot Theatre. 

Together we will...

  • learn about Creative County and its plans for the future.
  • hear from creative leaders about the power of local arts and culture.
  • understand how creative partnerships are revitalizing our communities.
  • enjoy local creative performances and live work.

Event Highlights

Dar Williams, songwriter, performing artist, and author

Ana Masacote, Afro-Latin dance specialist and arts leader

Michael Bobbitt, Executive Director, Mass Cultural Council 

San San Wong, Director, Arts & Creativity, Barr Foundation

Michelle Poetica, Poet and spoken word artist

CuriousCity, Children’s Museum, Peabody

Additional presenters and local creators to be announced.

About Creative County

In partnership with the Barr Foundation, ECCF’s Creative County initiative has invested more than $2 million in creating a strong local ecosystem for arts, culture and creative enterprise that is sustainable, equitable and accessible for all. Learn more about the work.